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GHANA ATHLETICS : 2 FORMER KNUST STUDENTS ON THE RISE IN USA

 Martin Owusu-Antwi set a new 200m indoor national record clocking 20.79 secs. His countryman and teammate Joe Paul-Amoah also clocked 20.83 secs at the same competition (different heat). The old mark of 20.80 secs was set by Joe Paul-Amoah in 2017, a then record. 
Martin and Paul in action


The duo left the shores of Ghana having studied briefly in Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology in Ghana. Martin and Joe were once rivals at the Ashanti  Inter-Senior High School games for Opoku Ware School and Prempeh College respectively.

Martin Owusu-Antwi, far left, in his KNUST days

Hitherto to these achievements,Leo Myles-Mills run 20.61 secs indoor on an over-sized track in 1999. An indoor over-sized track is 300m around instead of the standard 200m oval (tighter curves).

Martin,an affiliate of the University Hall, Katanga and Joe's current performance ranks them 3rd and 4th in Africa. They also rank 8th (tied) and 10th respectively among Commonwealth countries (indoor rankings) as at Feb 25th, 2018.





 credit: Ghana Athletics Association





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